Rachael Riggs is Sales Manager for Tourism Vancouver in the Chicago regional sales office. In this role, she leads the Midwest sales effort for Vancouver, including booking the 2016 Convening Leaders program. Additionally, Riggs leads the #Vangiving program, a unique CSR program that combines social media, brand recognition and giving back.
Prior to working in sales, Riggs owned an independent meeting planning company, RMR, Inc. consulting to tech companies and associations. She served as the Director of Corporate Events for Sterling Software while managing this business. Additionally, Riggs worked for Smith Bucklin & Associates and The Sherwood Group (now knows as Kellen) in the convention departments leading teams to produce both corporate and association meetings and events.
Riggs has developed many CSR programs as a supplier and a planner.
Riggs stays active within the hospitality industry serving on committees for various organizations. She currently sits on the Greater Midwest Chapter PCMA Board of Directors as the Secretary. Nationally for PCMA, she was named the 2016 Supplier of the Year. Additionally, she has served as Responsible Business Taskforce, Chair of the Awards Committee and Education Conference Committee (now knows at the Education Conference), Vice Chair of the PCMA Annual Meeting Program Committee.
She has served on Association Forum of Chicagoland’s Supplier Working Group, the Honors Gala Committee and the Holiday Showcase Committee. She has served as Ch